ShipStation, a leading e-commerce shipping solution, has announced that it has launched an integration with Alibaba.com, one of the world's largest B2B e-commerce marketplaces and the original business unit of Alibaba Group.
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The launch of the integration makes ShipStation the first U.S. shipping solution to officially integrate with Alibaba.com to provide a seamless fulfillment process for U.S. merchants. Orders will sync between the Alibaba.com marketplace and ShipStation and aims to make shipping faster, easier and more affordable.
"By integrating with ShipStation, B2B merchants who sell on Alibaba.com gain seamless access to efficient shipping software and discounted carrier rates," says John Caplan, president, North America and Europe, Alibaba.com. "Additionally, the integration allows ShipStation customers who sell on other platforms to add Alibaba.com as a channel and further grow their business."
In 2019, ShipStation was a key launch partner when Alibaba.com opened the platform to U.S. B2B sellers to list and sell products domestically and globally to their more than 10 million active business buyers. As part of the U.S. seller launch, ShipStation joined Alibaba.com's ecosystem of collaborators to provide business services to Alibaba.com customers. Now, in the next phase of the collaboration, sellers can utilize the ShipStation integration.
Along with the syncing of orders between Alibaba.com marketplace and ShipStation, the two companies continue to provide resources that allow sellers to take advantage of new wholesale selling opportunities. Key aspects of the partnership include cross-promotional marketing, match-making services and audience development of the two companies' brands and networks.
"At ShipStation, we are committed to helping businesses efficiently and cost-effectively scale, nationally and internationally," says Nathan Jones, chief executive officer, ShipStation. "We are excited to work with a global leader like Alibaba.com to enable B2B e-commerce merchants to grow their businesses through cross-border and wholesale trading during such a lucrative time."